Multicultural/Equity Committee

NSTA Multicultural/Equity Division Director – Dr. Jerry D. Valadez
2017 Los Angeles National Conference
NSTA Social Justice Through STEM Education Platform
Equity In STEM Education Round Table discussions and opportunities for discussions through sessions, blogs, PLI and web presence is even now more important. We will have a blog category in STEM Social Justice soon (motion passed at 2017 Board Meeting) and other ways for you to comment, blog, or find relevant resources. NSTA must become a place where those voices can be heard and make a difference. Let’s act together to help make NSTA the social justice platform where equity-minded science educators can come to be heard, be engaged, and know they will make a difference. Please join us at the Equity In STEM Education PLI, M/E Committee Meeting, or M/E Share-A-Thon in Los Angeles.
2017 Multicultural / Equity
in Science Education
Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 30, 2017
12:30 – 2:30 pm
JW Marriott
Diamond Ballroom Salons 4 & 5
Committee members will meet me along with the new Division Director and committee members to discuss current activities and the transition of current programs.
ME Agenda March 30, 2017
Please note items 4,5,6 to the right that are also on the agenda. Reviewing before meeting is requested.
2017 Equity 
in STEM Education PLI

PLI-7: Equity In STEM Education

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
JW Marriott at LA LIVE
Platinum Ballroom Salon J


This PLI will address the key principles of equity and diversity in STEM education, including aspects of, and reference to, Appendix D, “All Standards, All Students: Making the Next Generation Science Standards Accessible to All Students” of the NGSS. Participants will discuss many of the assumptions, values, and practices that hinder the learning of students of color, and use proven strategies to enhance their own cultural competency, diversity awareness, and perspectives on racism and prejudice. Attendees will share, learn, and meet other equity-minded” colleagues as we develop supportive alliances and experience tools to assist us in providing a more equitable—and effective—STEM educational system.

Equity Resources

Equity In Science Education Share-A-Thon

Saturday, April 1

12:30 – 2:30 pm

JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Gold Ballroom Salon 3

Come to the Multicultural/Equity in Science Education Share-A-Thon and learn about current research and successful programs on closing the achievement gap for underserved students.

Committee members and other leaders are invited to participate by presenting a poster about their successful practices, programs, and strategies that address underserved populations and students with disabilities.

  Please let me know if you will be attending.
Jerry D. Valadez, Ed.D. – Multicultural/Equity Division Director 2014-2017
Phone – 559-288-4953